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Immortal Hulk Vol. 3: Hulk In Hell

(Immortal Hulk (Collected Editions) #3)

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Collects Immortal Hulk #11-15.

Carl Creel is in Hell. Walter Langkowski is in Hell. Eugene Judd is in Hell. Los Diablos is in Hell. Shadow Base is in Hell. New Mexico is in Hell. We are all in Hell…and so is the Immortal Hulk! And now the creature that rules Hell has come to collect. It whispers through many mouths. It destroys with many hands. Its only weapon is hate. It
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Kindle Edition, 106 pages
Published May 15th 2019 by Marvel
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Anne
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE THE IMMORTAL HULK.

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I do, however, agree with the people who say that you have to have a teeny bit of Hulk lore and Hulk-centric characters under your belt to really appreciate what's happening with this story.
This is NOT a jumping-off point for readers who are new to comics or new to this character.

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But. You don't need to have kept up with every Hulk comic ever made to get the gist of what's happening here. <--I certainly haven't done that, and I didn't feel the least bit lost.
If you've ke
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Dan Schwent
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, 2019-comics
Emaciated and pissed off, the Hulk fights for his life in hell!

Immortal Hulk: Hulk in Hell collects Immortal Hulk #11-15. Hulk in Hell picks up where the last volume left off, with the Hulk in Hell, facing off hordes of enemies, including his father.

Al Ewing's horror take on The Hulk continues to amaze me. It reminds of of Swamp Thing, both the Len Wein-Bernie Wrightson version and Alan Moore's take on the character. It's a smart book and more than the Hulk beating the shit out of things, althou
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Chad
Jan 16, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
While I'm still digging this version of Hulk, I didn't feel the storytelling was as clear in this arc. There's lots of proselytizing and psychobabble as Hulk wonders through Hell. I was lost through a lot of it. Pretty much all of Bruce Banner's supporting cast of the past make appearances. If you don't know Hulk's relationships to these characters, you may have some difficulties. Bennett's art continues to impress. He draws one scary looking Hulk. ...more
James DeSantis
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This might be my favorite hulk comic ever made.

So the first volume 1 was good. Volume 2 had a lot of great moments. Volume 3? Hulk in hell? Hulk talking about who he truly is. Finding out what happened to Ross. Hulk going berserk when a close one to him dies. What did Hulk learn in hell? This is demon hulk after all and his mission has not changed. He is here to end the world. But...something is happening. Questions of who he is and why he is.

This is one of the most compelling volumes of hulk
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Artemy
Mar 22, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marvel, comics
This was a weaker volume of Immortal Hulk, and this may in part be my fault — I really don't know that much about Hulk's regular lore and supporting characters, and this book banked hard on previously established relationships between Bruce and them. I felt kinda lost for most of this volume. Ewing's writing steered away from the horror-centric, mostly standalone story to a more continuity-dependent one, and the underlying existential terror that's been there from issue 1 got replaced with some ...more
Benji Glaab
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great title. A good mix of speculative writing using Hulk and company as the characters to deliver the goods. Also this is a series that can be enjoyed without being up to date in the marvel universe since the story is so personal to the Hulk's character.

'and so I ask again. What is the Hulk? What will the Hulk be? The accuser or the adversary? Khamael or Satan? Is he of the Geburah or of the Golachub? Is he man or monster? What will you become, Bruce Banner of Earth? Who are you? And
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Bradley
I'm really enjoying this horror take on the Hulk. It's nothing simple or cheesy. It's complex, Jungian, and most fascinatingly Qabalistic! Scratch what I said about the basic Freudian mystery, this is going all the way into the deeper mysteries.

The green door? Sure, you could call it hell, but possibly it's only the collective unconscious.

And Bruce? We're getting into the nitty gritty of a full-blown Dissociative Identity Disorder. Daddy issues? Yep, them too. And best yet, the Greeny is growi
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Chris Lemmerman
As the Hulk makes his way through Hell to face off against The One Below All, new secrets are revealed and the true enemy makes himself known in this third volume of Immortal Hulk.

Al Ewing's got a game plan, and nothing's gunna dissuade him from it, I don't think. This series is so expertly plotted, pulling in plot threads from years and years of Hulk history and hammering home that this is a story a long time in the making, even if we didn't know it yet. The revelations that take place and the
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Diz
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
This is one of the strongest series running these days. If you thought the story was off-the-rails before, you haven't seen anything yet. Hulk goes to hell and we learn quite a lot about him and his relationship to Bruce Banner. The storytelling and art are top-notch. ...more
Malum
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series is still going strong, and it's the only current Marvel series that I read ASAP. There are a ton of reasons why this is so good and they are mainly spelled out in my reviews for the previous volumes, so I'll just focus on a few of the things I didn't particularly care for in this volume:

They wrapped up the "Hulk in hell" storyline a little too quickly. They were teasing his dad being a villain since the very beginning, and it ended up kind of being a non-event.

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Rod Brown
May 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
Hell is astonishingly boring . . . especially when packed with Qabalah lessons and populated with people we know won't be there very long since they're immortal. I mean, it's right there in the title. And it has gone beyond just the Hulk, as almost no one in this series can seem to stay dead for very long.

I have the next volume cued up already, but I'm not sure I'll be sticking with this series much longer.
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Anas
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Al Ewing you mad genius. This is absolutely brilliant. Probably one of the best books Marvel is putting out right now!
Andrew
May 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Al Ewing lays it on a bit thick with all the text on Zoroastrianism and Qabalah. It's all important to the series' overall themes, but it's delivered in such a heavy-handed manner, stating those themes outright rather than developing them through the story and characters. If the early issues of "Immortal Hulk" occasionally felt like a solid imitation of Alan Moore's "Swamp Thing," these issues often feel like a mediocre imitation of Moore's "Promethea." Luckily, Joe Bennet's artwork keeps things ...more
David Turko
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series continues to amaze me. Same as the previous volumes, everything is top-notch. Al Ewing continues to write an amazing hulk story. To me, this is one of the greatest marvel stories this decade.
Dakota Morgan
I get that Al Ewing's Hulk series is trying to be deep and dark and weird, but it's doing all of those things to the point of obnoxiousness. Numerous pages in Hulk in Hell are spent with a mysterious narrator explaining various cultures' and religions' Hell myths. Cool! What does this have to do with the Hulk? Not super clear. I guess maybe he's the Devil? The title tells me that he's in Hell, but like...is he really? It's never quite clear what's going on with the Green Door.

Unhelpfully, charac
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Cheese
Jul 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This volume concludes the story from Volumes 1 and 2 about half way into this volume, a bit of a tame ending tbh. Then it changes in a poor direction. The whole Betty and Bruce thing really turns me away. It's been done to death and is shit. Really shit.

I notice some changes in artwork as well which went downhill.
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Shannon Appelcline
Al Ewin's Hulk continues to be one of the weirdest, most thoughtful, and most amazing runs ever. This volume is even weirder than most, with the first three issues set in "Hell" and full of captions and backstory. It's a little over-the-top at time, but also deeply insightful. The rest of the book has a bit more normalcy to it, but continues to advance Ewing's amazing plot. [4+/5]. ...more
RG
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didnt seem to like this as much as the previous volumes. I felt lost all the way through.
Robert
What began as a promising series devolves into unintelligible psycho-babble with no real story.
Des Fox
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well I'm all in on Immortal Hulk. This is a fantastic, maximalist philosophy course, even before it's a thrilling horror mystery. This could be a Stephen King novel, and I tip my hat to Ewing for truly bringing something fundementally new and brilliant to an iconic, long-standing pop culture icon. ...more
Kyle Berk
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Immortal Hulk volume 3 takes it and turns it up to eleven.

And I love it. Every issue of this keeps getting better for me and Devil Hulk is great. How Banner changes between the three primary personalities depending on the time of the day and what happens to him fascinates me.

The exploration of love and pain and what Banner makes to be the relationship between the two drives the story in such a way that it kept me glued to the page.

The tying in of the larger Marvel universe is my least favorite p
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Robert
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Hulk-a-maniacs
Shelves: hoopla, marvel
Well, then.

Al Ewing is putting together an IMMORTAL run on Hulk, with this volume's KooKoo Bananas riffing on Qabbalah, Zoroastrianism and yet more Body Horror keeping the standard ludicrously high.

If you like the Jade Giant even a little don't sleep on this series, folks.

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George
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hulk in Hell is the best arc in this book to date, but I feel like it was a little short, it doesn't flow well into the last couple of issues of this volume. Still, a great storyline with some really gruesome and disgusting imagery. Ewing and his illustrators have truly transformed Hulk and everything around him into something new and interesting and horrific. ...more
Clint
I liked vol1 and really liked vol2, but vol3 was difficult to finish. These issues seem to assume I have an encyclopedic grasp of past Hulk comics; knowing and having deep feelings about Hulk’s daddy issues and gamma lore feels like a pre-req to even considering reading this, to say nothing of all the plots points with characters like Doc Samson and Rick Jones. But even if I knew all of that, I doubt I’d enjoy these.

Aside from wallowing in self-serious comic book rabbit hole details that don’t m
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Charles
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a pretty solid volume but really falters with the second to last issue. The art really took me out of it and made me feel like I was stuck in a bad 90s comic. Add to this Betty's constantly angry glare and I was really put off. Oh and fridging a female character? Seriously? Maybe it really was just one bad issue from the 90s jammed in an otherwise enjoyable book. ...more
Julio Bonilla
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I can take him. It’ll be a rush. 🔫
Dan Seitz
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes I am burning through this series. Yes. It's THAT good. ...more
Michael Emond
Other people love this series but this is the volume I gave up. The first issues in this volume were trying to be all philosophical and "what is hell? what is Hulk? What is evil? What is the shadow of God" and I really hated them. And then the last part was...Doc Sampson trying to talk to Hulk. Nothing happens and I have lost interest. ...more
Joe
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love, love, LOVE, this Hulk title. Going back to Hulk's horror roots is exactly the shot in the arm it needed. Here, Hulk spends a great deal of time in literal hell. It's as terrifying and fantastic as you would imagine. Immortality is some scary shit, you guys. ...more
Jesús
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Between the multiple story arcs, multiple artists, and multiple call-backs to Hulk stories of yore, this third volume is a mess.

There were undoubtedly some strong moments. The conversation between Black woman Jackie McGee and the Hulk about her envy for his ability to express his anger openly as a white man was spot effing on. But otherwise this volume is all over the place in terms of quality and tone.

Writer Al Ewing’s heavy-handed mysticism rings hollow and tries too hard to make this storyl
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